Download VITEEE Physics Syllabus 2017  VIT University VITEEE Physics Syllabus 2017
As we know that the VITEEE entrance test consists 4 papers i.e. Physics, Chemistry Maths / Biology and English. Here we give the detailed of VITEEE Physics Syllabus and also give the copy of VITEEE Physics Sample paper sets in end of the post. There are 10 Chapter consists in the VITEEE Physics syllabus i.e.
2 Properties of Matter
3 Electrostatics
4 Current Electricity
5 Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
6 Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
7 Optics
8 Dual Nature of Radiation and Atomic Physics
9 Nuclear Physics
10 Semiconductor Devices and their Applications
VITEEE Physics Syllabus 2017 

S. No.

Chapter Name

Content

1.

Laws of Motion & Work,
Energy and Power

Law of conservation of linear
momentum and its applications. Static and kinetic friction  laws of friction

rolling friction  lubrication.
Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic
energy  workenergy theorem  power.
Conservative forces: conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic
and potential energies)  nonconservative
forces: motion in a vertical circle  elastic and inelastic
collisions in one and two dimensions.

2.

Properties of Matter

Elastic behaviour 
Stressstrain relationship  Hooke's law  Young's modulus  bulk modulus 
shear modulus of rigidity  Poisson's ratio  elastic energy.
Viscosity  Stokes' law  terminal velocity 
streamline and turbulent flow  critical velocity. Bernoulli's
theorem and its applications.
Heat  temperature  thermal expansion: thermal expansion of
solids  specific heat capacity: Cp, Cv 
latent heat capacity. Qualitative ideas of Blackbody radiation:
Wein's displacement Law  Stefan's law.

3.

Electrostatics

Charges and their
conservation; Coulomb’s lawforces between two point electric charges 
Forces between
multiple electric chargessuperposition principle. Electric field
– electric field due to a point charge, electric
field lines; electric dipole, electric field intensity due to a
dipole  behaviour of a dipole in a uniform electric
field. Electric potential  potential differenceelectric
potential due to a point charge and dipoleequipotential
surfaces – electrical potential energy of a system of two point
charges.
Electric fluxGauss’s theorem and its applications.
Electrostatic inductioncapacitor and capacitance –
dielectric and electric polarisation – parallel plate capacitor
with and without dielectric medium –
applications of capacitor – energy stored in a capacitor 
Capacitors in series and in parallel – action of
points – Van de Graaff generator.

4.

Current Electricity

Electric Current – flow of
charges in a metallic conductor – drift velocity and mobility and their
relation
with electric current. Ohm’s law, electrical resistance  VI
characteristics – electrical resistivity and
conductivityclassification of materials in terms of
conductivity – Carbon resistors – colour code for carbon
resistors  combination of resistors – series and parallel –
temperature dependence of resistance – internal
resistance of a cell – potential difference and emf of a cell 
combinations of cells in series and in parallel.
Kirchoff’s law – Wheatstone’s Bridge and its application for
temperature coefficient of resistance
measurement  Metrebridge  special case of Wheatstone bridge 
Potentiometer principle  comparing the
emf of two cells.

5.

Magnetic Effects of Electric
Current

Magnetic effect of electric
current – Concept of magnetic field  Oersted’s experiment – BiotSavart
lawMagnetic
field due to an infinitely long current carrying straight wire
and circular coil – Tangent
galvanometer – construction and working – Bar magnet as an
equivalent solenoid – magnetic field lines.
Ampere’s circuital law and its application. Force on a moving
charge in uniform magnetic field and electric
field – cyclotron – Force on current carrying conductor in a
uniform magnetic field – Forces between two
parallel current carrying conductors  definition of ampere.
Torque experienced by a current loop in a uniform magnetic field
 moving coil galvanometer – conversion
to ammeter and voltmeter – current loop as a magnetic dipole and
its magnetic dipole moment  Magnetic
dipole moment of a revolving electron.

6.

Electromagnetic Induction and
Alternating Current

Electromagnetic induction 
Faraday’s law  induced emf and current  Lenz’s law. Self induction  Mutual
induction  self inductance of a long solenoid  mutual
inductance of two long solenoids. Methods of
inducing emf  (i) by changing magnetic induction (ii) by
changing area enclosed by the coil and (iii) by
changing the orientation of the coil (quantitative treatment).
AC generator  commercial generator. (Single phase, three
phase). Eddy current  applications 
transformer  long distance transmission. Alternating current 
measurement of AC  AC circuit with
resistance  AC circuit with inductor  AC circuit with
capacitor  LCR series circuit  Resonance and Q 
factor  power in AC circuits.

7.

Optics

Reflection of light,
spherical mirrors, mirror formula. Refraction of light, total internal
reflection and its
applications, optical fibers, refraction at spherical surfaces,
lenses, thin lens formula, lens maker’s
formula. Magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin
lenses in contact, combination of a lens and a
mirror. Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism.
Scattering of lightblue colour of sky and
reddish appearances of the sun at sunrise and sunset.
Wavefront and Huygens’s principle  Reflection, total internal
reflection and refraction of plane wave at a
plane surface using wavefronts. Interference  Young’s double
slit experiment and expression for fringe
width  coherent source  interference of light  Formation of
colours in thin films  Newton’s rings.
Diffraction  differences between interference and diffraction
of light diffraction grating. Polarisation of
light waves  polarisation by reflection  Brewster’s law 
double refraction  nicol prism  uses of plane
polarised light and Polaroids  rotatory polarisation 
polarimeter.

8.

Dual Nature of Radiation and
Atomic Physics

Electromagnetic waves and
their characteristics  Electromagnetic spectrum  Photoelectric effect 
Light
waves and photons  Einstein’s photoelectric equation  laws of
photoelectric emission  particle nature of
light  photo cells and their applications.
Atomic structure – discovery of the electron – specific charge
(Thomson’s method) and charge of the
electron (Millikan’s oil drop method) – alpha scattering –
Rutherford’s atom model.

9.

Nuclear Physics

Nuclear properties  nuclear
radii, masses, binding energy, density, charge  isotopes, isobars and
isotones
 nuclear mass defect  binding energy  stability of nuclei 
Bainbridge mass spectrometer.
Nature of nuclear forces  Neutron  discovery  properties 
artificial transmutation  particle accelerator.
Radioactivity  alpha, beta and gamma radiations and their
properties  Radioactive decay law  half life 
mean life  artificial radioactivity  radio isotopes  effects
and uses  Geiger  Muller counter. Radio carbon
dating. Nuclear fission  chain reaction  atom bomb  nuclear
reactor  nuclear fusion  Hydrogen bomb 
cosmic rays  elementary particles.

10.

Semiconductor Devices and
their Applications

Semiconductor basics  energy
band in solids: difference between metals, insulators and semiconductors 
semiconductor doping  Intrinsic and Extrinsic semiconductors.
Formation of PN Junction  Barrier
potential and depletion layerPN Junction diode  Forward and
reverse bias characteristics  diode as a
rectifier  Zener diodeZener diode as a voltage regulator 
LED. Junction transistors  characteristics 
transistor as a switch  transistor as an amplifier  transistor
as an oscillator.
Logic gates  NOT, OR, AND, EXOR using discrete components 
NAND and NOR gates as universal gates 
De Morgan’s theorem  Laws and theorems of Boolean algebra.

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